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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.55% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
59.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
372 Graduates

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The median tuition at Academy of Art University is $20,952, which is $7,036 more than the national median tuition of $13,916.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,301.

In 2016, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Academy of Art University has a total enrollment of 12,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Academy of Art University is 7,480 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,128. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Academy of Art University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Academy of Art University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18.8% White, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.25% Black or African American, 6.19% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.44% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Academy of Art University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (3.2%), followed by White Male (2.76%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.1%), followed by White Male (0.78%) and Asian Female (0.56%).

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In 2016, 489 more women than men graduated from Academy of Art University. The majority of students graduating from Academy of Art University are White. These 496 graduates mean that there were 1.22 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 407 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Academy of Art University is Fashion & Apparel Design with 160 graduates, followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 147 graduates and Illustration with 116 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Academy of Art University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 279 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 1,643 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 71 graduates.


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Academy of Art University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $30,054 (N/A), compared to the N/A average return ($0 on $9.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In N/A, Academy of Art University had a total expenditure of $294M. Of that $294M, they spent N/A on salaries and N/A on benefits.

Academy of Art University employs 287 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Academy of Art University are Male No academic ranks (176), Female No academic ranks (111), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Academy of Art University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 207 employees, Management, with 138 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 136 employees.



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